In the 15th century, Adhémar de Massaut built a castle from the ruins of an ancient fortress.
Located on the small Grèze overlooking the Lot, the castle is called Château Lagrezette. The first harvest of the Château was celebrated in 1503.
Alain Dominique Perrin bought the castle in 1980. He is an emblematic figure of the world of luxury and art. He discovered the Château, bought it, restoredit and decided to give it back its primary vocation: the vine and particulary the Malbec.
Thus, Château Lagrézette comes back to life becoming a story of family and passions. Alain Dominique Perrin is implementing an extremely ambitious replanting program for Malbec.
In 1992, after a decisive meeting with Michel ROLLAND, the world famous oenologist, he equips himself with a revolutionary gravity CHAI (renovated in 2011) divided into three levels in order to preserve all the precious grapes.
For 40 years, Alain Dominique Perrin has had only one objective: to be among the best nectars in the world.
Today, Château Lagrézette brings together three areas :
– CAILLAC, our oldest vineyard in the area. It covers 60 hectares. Here are produced our red Malbec (Chateau Lagrézette, Dame Honneur) and our rosés.
– ROCAMADOUR (10 ha) vineyard can be compared with the lands of Burgundy. Alain Dominique Perrin discovered his unique terroir for white wines in 2001.
– LANDIECH is our 100% Malbec terroir (20 ha) whose first vintages dates from 2011. There are 12 plots and 5 soils in this vineyard which are supported on a base of Kimmeridgian limestone.
The wines are present in France at wine merchants and on restaurant tables and for just over 20% abroad, mainly in China, Switzerland, Germany, North Korea and Luxembourg.
A SPIRIT OF INNOVATION
Alain Dominique Perrin, father of five children and Commander of the Legion of Honor, was enthusiastic about the spirit of exchange and sharing of values around wine, family roots and transmission. The main motivation that prompted him to apply to join Vignobles & Signatures is the family spirit of the beautiful and very prestigious renowned houses in France and abroad, their terroir, know-how, excellence and conviviality, as well as the advantage of pooling resources around shows, of being grouped under a banner and experiences.
Finally, the friendly and simple state of mind of the members corresponds to that of Mr. Perrin, who specifies that he had a great human contact. He relies on the fact of being in collaboration, it is a real additional asset to “be able to be together for the promotion of our vineyards, our know-how”.
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«With the 90 hectares of Château Lagrézette managed under reasoned management, the Perrin Family is committed to producing exceptional wines, with the greatest respect for the environment».
Domaine de Lagrézette
46140 Caillac -
Tél. : +33 (0)5 65 20 07 42